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Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.

Rep. Allen West, (R-Fla.) in a recent interview with NPR. He’s also compared himself to Harriet Tubman in the past, saying, “I’m here as the modern day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”

Just. no.

No.

You are not Abraham Lincoln or Harriet Tubman. 

Stop.

And God did not open the door. The voters of Florida did. It’s labeled “Exit”

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'In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day. Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out.'

When the Portland Press Herald followed up with Webster about the interview, he emphasized the point he was trying to make in the initial comment.

‘I’m not talking about 15 or 20. I’m talking hundreds,’ he told the Herald. ‘I’m not politically correct, and maybe I shouldn’t have said these voters were black, but anyone who suggests I have a bias toward any race or group, frankly, that’s sleazy.’

I present Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster, the one Republican who apparently doesn’t have that one black friend to prove he’s not a racist. Yes, that was sarcasm.

In all seriousness, really? Really, bro? I just can’t with these people… IT’S VOTER FRAUD BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE BLACK PEOPLE AROUND THESE PARTS!

(Source: mediaite.com)

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Mesa, Ariz. Woman Runs Husband Over With Her Car for Causing Obama's Re-election

Seriously:

Mesa resident Holly Solomon thinks it’s her husband’s fault that President Obama was re-elected last week, because he didn’t vote. Not only does Solomon, 28, have a thorough misunderstanding of our nation’s electoral system, she also ran over her husband with her car because of this, according to Gilbert police.

In an e-mail to media, Gilbert police Sergeant Jesse Sanger says the argument started in a parking lot Saturday morning over Daniel Solomon’s lack of voter participation. “According to Daniel, Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s re-election,” Sanger says.

Witnesses told police that there was a lot of yelling before Holly Solomon hopped in her Jeep, and started chasing her husband around the parking lot.

Her husband tried to use a light pole to shield himself, and Solomon drove around the light pole several times as she continued to yell at him. Eventually, her husband made a run for it, but Solomon hit him, pinning him under the car and on a curb, according to police.

Daniel Solomon’s currently in critical condition at a hospital. Holly Solomon was booked into jail on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault, and there are no indications she was impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time, according to Sanger.

At the risk of sounding like a cold cynic, voter outreach: you’re doing it very, very wrong.

But in all seriousness, I wish I were shocked this happened. But after the insane demonization of Barack Obama by right-wingers, I’m more shocked something like this didn’t happen sooner. In a strange way, it’s sad that she was so convinced her family was going to face hardship that she had such an extreme reaction to her husband not voting to stop it — not that his vote would have prevented Obama’s re-election or ensured Arizona’s electoral votes went to Romney, which they already did. And she did this, according to police, stone-cold sober.

Holy hell. I feel like there’s more to this story.

Filed under Arizona Mitt Romney Barack Obama Election 2012 Election politics Republican

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Dear readers of Cognitive Dissonance:

cognitivedissonance:

I’m asking the readers of this site to pitch in a few dollars today if you enjoyed my coverage of Election 2012. I brought you live coverage of every GOP debate in the primary and each presidential debate, on-the-ground reports from the RNC as a correspondent (thanks Tumblr!), and the best bingo game ever. At least I thought it was pretty cool.

Well, my budget is stretched beyond the breaking point. We’re finding it impossible to pay rent and utilities, buy groceries, and though I’ve been looking for full-time work, it’s been difficult to find anyone who’s even hiring. I’m sick, and haven’t had the money to buy the medicine prescribed to me. My husband is working and going to school, but it’s just not enough.

I want to continue to bring you guys ad-free content on the daily. So why not ask folks to pitch in a little? Unlike the New York Times, I put nothing behind a paywall and ask for no subscriptions — and like I can compare to the great Gray Lady anyhow. But I DO think I deliver entertaining and informative content, and your feedback tells me this is the case. 

There’s 21,549 people following this site. I know there’s many of you in a similar position — struggling to make ends meet, and I know you’d help if you could. But if just 25% of you pitched in $5 to the site, well, I’d be secure for the rest of the year. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from giving more. Donate here or using the widget on the sidebar of my site. Also, the email for my PayPal is meglanker@gmail.com

When I started this in 2010, I never pictured it being the marvelous and large community that it is today. I’m asking for your help because I believe I have some of the most generous and fantastic readers on the Internet. I’ll keep bringing you the oddities and policies of the political world, both on here and live-streamed every Friday night. It’s your help that makes it possible.

Thank you,

Meg

I definitely still need your help, folks. Thank you for your generosity thus far, and if you can’t help, I understand — you can still give a signal boost!

Thank you so much!

— Meg

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Dear readers of Cognitive Dissonance:

cognitivedissonance:

I’m asking the readers of this site to pitch in a few dollars today if you enjoyed my coverage of Election 2012. I brought you live coverage of every GOP debate in the primary and each presidential debate, on-the-ground reports from the RNC as a correspondent (thanks Tumblr!), and the best bingo game ever. At least I thought it was pretty cool.

Well, my budget is stretched beyond the breaking point. We’re finding it impossible to pay rent and utilities, buy groceries, and though I’ve been looking for full-time work, it’s been difficult to find anyone who’s even hiring. I’m sick, and haven’t had the money to buy the medicine prescribed to me. My husband is working and going to school, but it’s just not enough.

I want to continue to bring you guys ad-free content on the daily. So why not ask folks to pitch in a little? Unlike the New York Times, I put nothing behind a paywall and ask for no subscriptions — and like I can compare to the great Gray Lady anyhow. But I DO think I deliver entertaining and informative content, and your feedback tells me this is the case. 

There’s 21,549 people following this site. I know there’s many of you in a similar position — struggling to make ends meet, and I know you’d help if you could. But if just 25% of you pitched in $5 to the site, well, I’d be secure for the rest of the year. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from giving more. Donate here or using the widget on the sidebar of my site. Also, the email for my PayPal is meglanker@gmail.com

When I started this in 2010, I never pictured it being the marvelous and large community that it is today. I’m asking for your help because I believe I have some of the most generous and fantastic readers on the Internet. I’ll keep bringing you the oddities and policies of the political world, both on here and live-streamed every Friday night. It’s your help that makes it possible.

Thank you,

Meg

I’m still fundraising, folks. Please help if you can!

Thank you to those who’ve helped thus far! It’s made a huge difference!

— Meg

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Coal company announces layoffs in response to Obama win

Flat-out immoral:

A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Obama’s election victory. Murray Energy said Friday that it had been “forced” to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal industry during Obama’s second term.

In a prayer circulated by the company, CEO Robert Murray said Americans had voted “in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom.” “The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals [sic] of our Founders,” Murray said in the prayer, which was delivered in a meeting with staff members earlier this week.

"Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corporation for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build."

Wanna guess which company it is? Yeah, that one:

Footage from the rally was used in a Romney ad. Workers in the spot later complained to a local radio host that they were forced to attend the rally and weren’t paid for the time.

There IS no forgiveness for petty sons of bitches like yourself, putting people out of work for nothing more than spite. 

Filed under Obama economy Murray Energy Robert Murray Politics Election 2012

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Charles Darwin earns 4,000 write-in votes against creationist Ga. congressman

This pleases me:

Charles Darwin earned almost 4,000 write-in votes against a Georgia congressman who denounced evolution and other scientific theories as “lies straight from the pit of hell.”

The symbolic votes in Athens-Clarke County were a small percentage of more than 209,000 votes won by Republican Rep. Paul Broun in his unopposed re-election Tuesday.

Protest vote: You’re doing it right.

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Dear readers of Cognitive Dissonance:

I’m asking the readers of this site to pitch in a few dollars today if you enjoyed my coverage of Election 2012. I brought you live coverage of every GOP debate in the primary and each presidential debate, on-the-ground reports from the RNC as a correspondent (thanks Tumblr!), and the best bingo game ever. At least I thought it was pretty cool.

Well, my budget is stretched beyond the breaking point. We’re finding it impossible to pay rent and utilities, buy groceries, and though I’ve been looking for full-time work, it’s been difficult to find anyone who’s even hiring. I’m sick, and haven’t had the money to buy the medicine prescribed to me. My husband is working and going to school, but it’s just not enough.

I want to continue to bring you guys ad-free content on the daily. So why not ask folks to pitch in a little? Unlike the New York Times, I put nothing behind a paywall and ask for no subscriptions — and like I can compare to the great Gray Lady anyhow. But I DO think I deliver entertaining and informative content, and your feedback tells me this is the case. 

There’s 21,549 people following this site. I know there’s many of you in a similar position — struggling to make ends meet, and I know you’d help if you could. But if just 25% of you pitched in $5 to the site, well, I’d be secure for the rest of the year. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from giving more. Donate here or using the widget on the sidebar of my site. Also, the email for my PayPal is meglanker@gmail.com

When I started this in 2010, I never pictured it being the marvelous and large community that it is today. I’m asking for your help because I believe I have some of the most generous and fantastic readers on the Internet. I’ll keep bringing you the oddities and policies of the political world, both on here and live-streamed every Friday night. It’s your help that makes it possible.

Thank you,

Meg

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There are some morose motherfuckers over at Fox News today. Drink up, kiddos, and quit your whining. It’s not like you don’t have job security for the next four years.

As an aside, can I just say how much I’m truly enjoying watching the wheels come off the wagon over at Daddy Rupert’s house? Really, it’s a thing of beauty.

There are some morose motherfuckers over at Fox News today. Drink up, kiddos, and quit your whining. It’s not like you don’t have job security for the next four years.

As an aside, can I just say how much I’m truly enjoying watching the wheels come off the wagon over at Daddy Rupert’s house? Really, it’s a thing of beauty.

Filed under schadenfreude election 2012 Fox News Politics

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Twitter is flat-out killing me right now… neo-cons are having a goddamn meltdown. 

They don’t seem to get that Obama’s foreign policy is actually uncomfortably close to their own. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on regarding drone strikes, kill lists, civil rights, and the PATRIOT ACT. 

Fuck “Who is John Galt?” BS. Who is Bradley Manning, President Obama?

Twitter is flat-out killing me right now… neo-cons are having a goddamn meltdown.

They don’t seem to get that Obama’s foreign policy is actually uncomfortably close to their own. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on regarding drone strikes, kill lists, civil rights, and the PATRIOT ACT.

Fuck “Who is John Galt?” BS. Who is Bradley Manning, President Obama?

Filed under Twitter Barack Obama election 2012 Election foreign policy politics neo-con